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Life has a way of throwing us the unexpected at times, and that applies to our DJ staff as well. As most of you know, DJ Dynamiks has been on hiatus due to health reasons for some time. He will be stepping away from DJ'ing to focus on getting better, and we wish him nothing but the best. Dyna has been a huge presence in GSP for many years, and he was a driving force in helping this station take root in The Secret World. We offer up a heartfelt thank you for all of his hard work and creativity. Get well soon mate!

On a happier note, we are proud to announce that we have added two new members to GSP to help out specifically in Anarchy Online. Please help us welcome Juud (AKA Ipewpew) as our new Community Relations Lead in AO. He'll be coming up with creative ideas to further engage the community in AO. Also, we're extremely pleased to announce the hiring of DJ Krayl (AKA Mashershade) to our staff. He'll be jumping through his applicant hoops and hitting the stream very soon!

Fall is always an extremely busy time of the year at GSP. We somehow survived the awesomeness that was Halloween in both communities, and we still have plenty of kickass events to come. Don't forget to join DJ Trevalin and DJ Nicksa for Dance Like Robots: The Remix! on Saturday, Nov. 15th starting at 5pm EST on the Arcadia dimension in TSW. Continuing the roleplay fun in TSW, we'll also bring you the Saints & Sinners' One Year Anniversary celebration with DJ Trevalin on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 8pm EST.

There's plenty of fun in Anarchy Online as well, as we're really excited to announce an Interview With Funcom on Friday, Nov. 21st at 2pm EST. Join DJ Joanwilder with Funcom Community Managers Sezmra and Tomium for the latest Funcom news! Also, don't miss Omni-Pol's Monthly Org Party on Saturday, Nov. 29th at 4pm EST with DJ Gemmikins. And finally, we're happy to bring you Dr. Lucy Barchus & Major Joe Blackwolf's Wedding with DJ Joanwilder on Saturday, Dec. 6th at 3pm EST.

We hope you all enjoyed the Halloween fun, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming weekly shows and events! As always, thanks for listening! <3

- Ashval






We've had some last minute changes to our Halloween schedule that we need to tell you about. I ninja changed the previous article's information, but it's easiest just to give you guys the updated schedule right here!

Friday (RP in TSW at the Black House in the Savage Coast)...

5pm - 10pm Eastern: Oubs
10pm - 1am Eastern: Nicksa

Saturday (in AO at the ICC Assembly Hall with ARK)

Noon - 3pm Eastern: Dharzee
3pm - 6pm Eastern: Gemmikins
6pm - 9pm Eastern: Shigy
9pm - 12am Eastern: Joanie

Sunday (OOC in TSW at Ealdwic Park)

Noon - 3pm Eastern: Ashval
3pm - 6pm Eastern: Azuca


Also, that request service we teased you about? It's LIVE and ready to rock! If the DJ says they're taking requests, just visit player.gridstream.org and select the request page. Feel free to bookmark that going forward. The best thing about it? It even works on phones or from the in-game TSW browser!

Woot!

See you all over the Halloween weekend!

- Ash


For many of us, autumn is our favorite time of year. We're no exception here at GSP. We have so much going on that it's hard to even know where to start. Let's just get right to the (bloody) heart of it, shall we?

Halloween: A glorious holiday filled with celebrations throughout the month and spread across two games, with prizes, games, giveaways, and GSP. What could be better?

First some appetizers. We're whetting your appetite with two parties in advance of the official holiday.

On October 18th, the folks at TSWDB will bring you "The Cost of Fashion" event. Ok, so it's not "technically" a Halloween party. However, there are costume contests and that's got to help you get in the mood! The party starts at 1pm EDT from The Crusades in London.

Not to be outdone, Valheru Ascendants and Mercury Dragons will present the "Hauntingly Good Halloween Boo Bash and Blood Drive!" This party takes place on October 25th from Phasefront Island in the lake at Newland City starting at 4:30pm EDT and ending at midnight.

The main event starts on Halloween night and rages on throughout the holiday weekend.

We get the ball rolling on Friday, October 31st at 5pm EDT for our roleplay event in The Secret World on Arcadia. The party will be taking place at the the Black House in the Savage Coast and it will keep on rocking past midnight!

The fun continues in AO on Saturday, November 1st from noon EDT until at least midnight! This event full of spooktastic fun takes place in the ICC Assembly Hall and is sponsored by the Advisors of Rubi-Ka!

On Sunday, we're back in TSW for some OOC shenanigans. The party starts at noon EDT and takes us all the way until 6 pm. The fun will be at Ealdwic Park in London.

As we head into November, the events continue. In addition to other monthly goodies like MMOATP and Omni-Pol's Monthly org party, we also have "Dance Like Robots! The Remix" coming up on November 15th. Details on all of these events will be announced soon.

Moar News!!

That's right, events are not the only things we have going on. First up a few changes to our schedule.

As we previously mentioned, Ashval has moved Anger Management to Sunday afternoons at 1pm Eastern. He will be alternating his shows between AO and TSW (OOC).

Additionally, DJ Oubliette is moving Permanent Midnight to 9pm Eastern.

We also have some sad news to share with you. Luckystarr has decided to leave GSP for now. As many of you know, she has had some health issues and needs to concentrate on getting well. We will certainly all miss her, but we understand the need to focus on her health. I hope you will all join me in wishing the best of luck and GSP will miss her delightful personality.

So how about if I try to end this thing on a good note?

Gridfan has been working his tentacles to the bone on a new version of Gridbot. For the most part you shouldn't notice many differences. Gridbot will be more responsive and more reliable than ever before. The truly big news for you guys is the addition of a new request feature. I know what you're thinking. Gridbot already has a request list that works perfectly fine! Well, it worked fine so long as you were in AO. This new service will allow you to make requests from outside of the game. Outside of the game. Are you listening TSW players? This means that you will be able to make requests from anywhere that you can access the internet. TSW players will be able to make requests via an automated system without having to bombard the DJ with messages! Believe me when I say that this makes the DJ's very happy. We're not set for it to go live just yet, but it is coming soon! (and I mean for realz "soon").

Thanks Gridfan for all of your hard work!

Now that's quite a news update!

As always, thanks for listening!


Yeah we're good for shaking things up around here and of course we've done it again!

Now that the NOD's (Nicksa, Oubliette, and Dharzee) have passed their tests we've had to shake some things up in order to get them on the schedule. However the first change on our schedule isn't even about one of the NODs (because you know we just like to eff with you like that).

First off is Anger Management. Ashval is taking a much needed break from this show for awhile. He comes back to the schedule on Sunday (yes, Sunday) October 5. The new show will be shorter but still jam packed with metal. He'll be doing themed shows which I'm sure will really accentuate just how deep his playlist goes. He also plans on alternating between AO and TSW. Good news for those of you on Rubi-ka who have been missing him!

((Don't worry, Trevalin is still live every Wednesday night with Eye of the Storm.))

Skipping ahead in the week is DJ Nicksa who will be filling the void left behind by Ashval on Saturday nights at 8pm, eastern. The Grindhouse moves in to TSW. To quote from Nicksa herself this show "highlights the best of rock from the 1950s to today. You will hear everything from Johnny Cash to The Clash, though the emphasis will be on music from the 60s and 70s. Roots and blues, psychobilly, acid rock, hair bands: YOU’LL HEAR THEM ALL, PLUS MORE!"

Next on the list is DJ Dharzee. His Big Hair Ball started this past Tuesday and you can catch it every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, eastern time in AO. As the name indicates his show will feature classic rock of the "big hair" era. However he mixes it up with novelties, new music, and might even throw in some metal or country if the mood strikes.

Our next change comes to Thursdays when DJ Oubliette turns 7 pm Eastern into Permanent Midnight. This TSW-based show is dark in the best possible way. She features goth, industrial, metal, punk and anything else her little heart desires. I don't know about you, but I'm ok with that.

And that's not all. Looking for an announcement coming soon regarding R.A.W with DJ Azuca. I don't want to tell any tales out of school though so we'll just wait for him to give you more info. :)

In addition rumor has it that the War-Forge with DJ Kriegshammer should be on it's way back to our regular schedule before too much longer.

Sadly with good news comes a bit of bad news. DJ Dynamiks has some health issues that he needs to take care of and so in the meanwhile Club Troppo will be on a hiatus. We'll be sure to let you know just as soon as he can bring it back.

Those are all the changes for now, but are more in the works? You'll just have to keep checking back to find out for sure.

As always, thanks for listening!

Current & Upcoming Events

Boundaries Unknown
 DJ Joanwilder
 In 8h 18m @ 1:00 AM, November 29 UTC

Omni-Pol's Monthly Org Party!
 DJ Gemmikins
 In 1d 4h 18m @ 9:00 PM, November 29 UTC

The Grindhouse
 DJ Nicksa
 In 1d 8h 18m @ 1:00 AM, November 30 UTC

Anger Management
 DJ Ashval
 In 2d 1h 18m @ 6:00 PM, November 30 UTC

GSP Statistics

 Longest continuous DJ session

1. Ashval55h 00m
2. Stefano51h 06m
3. Dynamiks43h 36m
4. Drexlore29h 00m
5. Lykeios27h 30m

 Top played artists 24h

1. Front Line Assembly
2. Godsmack
3. Slayer
4. Weird Al Yankovic
5. Bauhaus
6. BlutEngel
7. Bodyrockers
8. Cradle of Filth
9. DevilDriver
10. Disturbed

 Top played artists this month

1. Machine Head
2. Rob Zombie
3. Halestorm
4. VNV Nation
5. Nightwish
6. Lan Tarryk Kozar
7. Slipknot
8. Front Line Assembly
9. Static-X
10. AC/DC